I just got a quick question here about your perceived performance of ASK in regard to load times. I am running IE 8 on a WIN 7 64 bit machine and notice some parts of ASK performing quite slowly. The major area that is slow for me is the karma history. This is slow, especially so for people with high karma - I'm looking at you Matt! ;o). It seems that at around 3000 rep. the graph for karma builds *really* slow and gets worse as you get higher (as of 2010-09-16 it takes 15 seconds to load Matt's history @ rep. of 16471). I imagine this problem is twofold - first to get the data, second to render it. Does anyone else see this happening? If so, maybe we can do some database performance tuning for OSQA (is it SQL Server?), obviously if it is the renderer someone other than myself would need to take a look.
The problem is known, and is related with the script that renders the graph, which btw, is [flot]. Even in IE8 you can get better times if you toggle compatibility view. Please see here . :